How many of you received this e-mail from Johnnie Boden this morning? I literally lol-ed loudly upon getting it. I then showed it to my hubby who also lol-ed. (He insists he doesn't want one, though.)
I always *always* fall for April Fool's jokes, but this e-mail was so over the top that I figured it out pretty quickly. (Or I am getting more jaded as I age instead of more naive.)
Anyhow, onto the roundup...I have to keep this one very quick as we are headed to Ireland tonight (Rex is off school this week), and I still have to get the carry on luggage sorted.
(BTW, since I will be in Ireland until next Sunday I will definitely not be as accessible as I try to be at home. We have access to the internet, but I never count on it, so posting this week will definitely be as I can, not as I want to.)
Boden didn't have a "spring/summer trim" this week, again, but there is a little note on the place where it normally is saying that they will offer it for sure next week. In its place is the continuing mini Boden/Johnnie b. sale instead.
Then I tried them on, and was met with a pair that was a touch too small (in the waist--nowhere else) and a pair that was way too big EVERYWHERE. I couldn't believe it. Sigh.
I thought I would end up keeping the size 10 long, because I figured I could use my sewing machine to take the pants in, but I ended up not doing that, and instead kept the pair you see on my above, the 8 long.
(The off duty sweatshirt was reviewed here, btw. Still love it, and still very glad that I kept it even though it was a size too large.)
Love the length, just two inches above my ankle, had I bought the regular (which I would never do, btw) they would have been way too short. If you are short enough you could buy the long and have regular length pants, if you so desired.
these pants instead. (The photo above was from the day I was feeling bloated and the 8 felt a wee too tight in the waist.)
The other Boden bit of this outfit, though, held up well.
Effortless Suede Boots truly are effortless.
Bistro Crop Trousers (use link to open page) and Off Duty Sweatshirt. Stocks are getting low for the off duty sweatshirt, especially in the smaller sizes. The trousers are still on this ridiculous backorder. If you want the 10 long, I will sell it to you at the price I paid (plus shipping), but bear in mind I can't send it till next week. (I can be reached at dinagideon AT aim DOT com.)
Breton Sweatshirt. I wore this one with a pair of floral pants from J. Crew. I love this sweatshirt as much as I love the off duty sweatshirt, except I decided on buying it in the right size this time. :)
The Shirt (use the link to open the item page). The lovely Joanna is a big fan of this shirt, especially all of the darling details it has.
Colourblock Points. Every time I see Lou wearing these, it makes me want them even more, and I am not normally a fan of colourblocking OR ankle strap flats. They look that good on her!
Adelaide Dress. I have this dress and yet I have still to wear it. Lou reminds all of us this dress can be winterized, and successfully to boot. If it doesn't warm up by the time I get back from Ireland, I will definitely be trying that look, too!
Pique Mini. Egyptomaniac shows off a pretty and professional look while wearing the golden version of this skirt.
Okay, that's it for today! :)
I hope to talk with you all soon, but until I can, thanks for visiting!
Below is the current coupon from Boden: